Self-Knowledge and the Self

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Routledge, Sep 11, 2002 - Philosophy - 206 pages
In this clear and reasoned discussion of self- knowledge and the self, the author asks whether it is really possible to know ourselves as we really are. He illuminates issues about the nature of self-identity which are of fundamental importance in moral psychology, epistemology and literary criticism.
Jopling focuses on the accounts of Stuart Hampshire, Jean-Paul Sartre and Richard Rorty, and dialogical philosophical psychology and illustrates his argument with examples from literature, drama and psychology.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
APPROACHES TO THE SELF
31
SELFDETACHMENT AND SELFKNOWLEDGE
59
A MYSTERY IN BROAD DAYLIGHT
81
THE MAN WITHOUT QUALITIES IRONY CONTINGENCY AND THE LIGHTNESS OF BEING
109
DIALOGIC SELFKNOWING
135
NOTES
167
BIBLIOGRAPHY
181
INDEX
189
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Jopling is Associate Professor of Philosophy at York University in Ontario.

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